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In Case You Missed It: Economists say Recovery Act on track with jobs goals, economy better off than without stimulus

November 23, 2009 Press Release

A Saturday, November 21st story in The New York Times highlights analysis by a wide range of economists who say that the economy is better off today than it would have been without the Recovery Act and that predictions related to created and saved jobs are on track.

Himes, Finch Thank USPS for Removing Noble Station from the Station Post Office from Closure List

November 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today applauded the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to take the Noble Station Post Office off the list of potential closures. Himes and Finch have been working side-by-side with the local community to stress the importance of the post office to the city’s economic improvement and quality of life.

Himes Supports "Doc Fix" Bill to Protect Seniors

November 20, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) voted late yesterday to preserve seniors’ access to their doctors by fixing the way Medicare pays physicians. The Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act, H.R.


Himes Statement on Veterans Day

November 11, 2009 Press Release

On this Veterans Day, we honor a small and unique group of people. We honor those from all walks of life and all corners of our nation who stood up and donned the uniform in service of our country. In doing so, they offered each of us unimaginable sacrifice, up to and including their very lives. There is little we can do, and even less we can say, that can fully honor that sacrifice.


Himes, Van Hollen Laud Improvements to Health Insurance Reform Bill

November 5, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), Assistant to the Speaker, and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) applauded improvements to the health care reform legislation pending in Congress.


Himes Backs Plan to Improve Small Biz Lending

October 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation late yesterday that will provide small businesses with access to the loans and investment dollars they need to grow and create jobs. The Small Business Financing and Investment Act will help open tight credit markets that have shut out small business.

President Signs into Law Funding for Fairfield County Energy & Water Projects

October 28, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has secured funding for four Fairfield County environmental and energy infrastructure projects in the Energy & Water Appropriations Act signed into law late yesterday.

President Signs into Law Funding for Westport Emergency Equipment

October 28, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Westport Fire Department will receive $265,000 in federal funding for a much-needed emergency generator under the Homeland Security Appropriations Act signed this week by the President. In addition to funding local projects like the generator, the spending bill supports programs that secure U.S.

Stops on Congressman Himes' Health Care Listening Tour

October 27, 2009 Press Release

As a vote on health care reform nears, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will have the benefit of input gathered at over 50 events on his Health Care Listening Tour. The tour provided the Congressman with an opportunity to hear ideas and concerns from a wide range of constituents and to develop a better understanding of the complicated policy surrounding comprehensive health care reform.


Local Tragedy Leads to Protections for Cruise Passengers

October 23, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The four-year fight of a local family to protect the rights of cruise ship crime victims and passengers took an important step forward today as the provisions from the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act were passed as part of this year’s Coast Guard Authorization Act in the U.S.